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CTET 2019 on December 8: Check Best Books for Child Development & Pedagogy Section

CTET (December) 2019: CBSE has announced CTET (December) 2019 exam dates. CTET (Central Teachers Eligibility Test) is scheduled to be held on December 8, 2019. Registration Process for CBSE CTET December 2019 will start from next week. Check Details & best books for the preparation of Child  Child Development & Pedagogy section.

Aug 16, 2019 17:39 IST
CTET 2019 (December): Best Books for Child Development & Pedagogy

 

Exam date for CTET 2019 (December) is announced by CBSE and it is scheduled to be held on December 8, 2019. The online registration for CTET (December) 2019 will start from next week. You can check more details about the syllabus and exam pattern from the links given at the end of this article. Here we are going to tell you about some important books for the preparation of Child Development & Pedagogy section.

Child Development & Pedagogy is one of the most important sections of various teachers eligibility test conducted in India (i.e. CTET, UPTET, HPTET etc). These books have been recommended by teachers and subject experts. Candidates aspiring to work as teachers needed to pass this test and a good score in these tests is always a plus point. These books will help them to score well in this section of TETs.

Candidates aspiring to work in government schools often write various teachers recruitments exams conducted by KVs, DSSSB etc. If you will observe the syllabus of various TETs then you will find many important topics for other teacher recruitment exams (We have mentioned the important topics of ‘Child Development and Pedagogy’ here).

The section 'Child Development and Pedagogy' carries 20% weightage (30 marks out of 150) in CTET and other State TETs (like UPTET, HPTET etc). This is the section in which many candidates face problems and if you prepare this section well then it will boost your score and with this, you will be one step ahead of many candidates. 

 

Best books for Child Development & Pedagogy (For CTET & other TET)

Here we have provided some best books for Child Development & Pedagogy which help you to prepare topics of this section.

Name of Books

A Complete Resource for CTET: Child Development and Pedagogy

Wiley's Child Development and Pedagogy Exam Goalpost for CTET and TETs Exams, Paper I - II, Class I - VIII

Child Development & Pedagogy; Paper 1 & 2 for CTET & All STET

CTET and TETs Child Development and Pedagogy Paper 1 and 2 (Arihant Experts)

These are some of the best for preparation of Child Development and Pedagogy. Let’s learn how the preparation of this section will help you score well not just in TET but to crack other teachers recruitment exams.

To learn about the best books for all the sections, check this article.

Questions based on topics mentioned in ‘Child Development and Pedagogy’ of CTET Syllabus are important for other TET exams:

For you reference, here’s the details of topics (of Child Development and Pedagogy section) from CTET Syllabus

The section Child Development & Pedagogy is divided into three major sub-sections and they are:

⇒ Child Development (Primary School Child) 

 

⇒ Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 

 

⇒ Learning and Pedagogy

ISome subsection-wise important topics of Child Development & Pedagogy (from TET Syllabus) are:

Child Development (15 questions can be asked from this section in CTET & other TETs)

- Concept of development & its relationship with learning

- Principles of the development of children

- Influence of Heredity & Environment

- Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Peers, Parents)

- Piaget, Kohlberg & Vygotsky: constructs & critical perspectives

- Concepts of child-centered & progressive education

- Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

- Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

- Language & Thought

 

- Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice

- Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.

- Distinction between Assessment for learning & assessment of learning;

- School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspectives and practice

- Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (Generally 5 questions are asked)

- Addressing learners from various backgrounds including disadvantaged & deprived

- Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.

- Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

Learning and Pedagogy  (Generally 5 Questions are asked in CTET & State TET)

- How children think and learn; how & why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.

- Basic processes of teaching & learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.

- Child as a problem solver & a ‘scientific investigator’

- Alternative conceptions of learning in children, learning children’s ``errors'' as significant steps in the learning method.

- Cognition & Emotions

- Motivation & learning

- Factors contributing to learning – Environmental & Personal

Why ‘Child Development and Pedagogy’ is important to score well in TETs?

For your reference here we have provided some important portion from the exam pattern of CTET (Exam patterns of other TETs are also more and less the same).

Candidates who intend to teach Classes I to V need to appear for Paper I. The CTET 2019 exam pattern for Paper-I is:

Subject

Number of Questions (MCQs)

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy (Compulsory)

30

30

Language I (Compulsory)

30

30

Language II (Compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage: 

 

Paper II will be for candidates who intend to teach Classes VI to VIII. The CTET exam pattern for Paper-II is:

Subject

Number of Questions (MCQs)

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy (Compulsory)

30

30

Language I (Compulsory)

30

30

Language II (Compulsory)

30

30

Mathematics and Science

(for Mathematics and Science teacher)

60

60

Social Studies/Social Science

(for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

60

60

Total

150

150

Note: For any other teacher, it is compulsory to attempt either of the last two sections.

CTET 2019 Syllabus & Exam Pattern